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Tanbo

The tanbo is game a created by Mark Steere.

You can play tanbo now Run using my program X & O
I created Tanbo for palm

Rules

  • The Tanbo requires a go board with size 19 * 19
  • Initally each player has 8 stones on the board:
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S
    1 X.....O.. ...X..... O
    2 ......... ......... .
    3 ......... ......... .
    4 ......... ......... .
    5 ......... ......... .
    6 ......... ......... .
    7 O....,X.. ...O..... X
    8 ......... ......... .
    9 ......... ......... .
    10 ......... ......... .
    11 ......... ......... .
    12 ......... ......... .
    13 X.....O.. ...X..... O
    14 ......... ......... .
    15 ......... ......... .
    16 ......... ......... .
    17 ......... ......... .
    18 ......... ......... .
    19 O....,X.. ...O..... X
  • Black makes the first move
  • With each move the player add one stone to the board.
  • A newly added stone must "connected" to exactly one stone of the same color. Two points "connected" if they are horizontally or vertically adjacent. Diagonally adjacent points do not connected.
  • Player are not allowed to pass
  • By adding stones the players form "roots": group of interconnected stones of the same color.
  • When a player makes a move he connects new stone to only one of his rotot. This root increases in size by obe abd is referred as the "expanded root"
  • The root becomes "bounded" when a move is made complerely deprives that root space to grow.
  • When a player make a move which expands and bounds one of the player's roots, the player must immediatly remove this root from the board
  • When a player make a move which expands and bounds one of the player's roots and simultaneously bounds one or more additional roots , the player must immediatly remove the expanded root from the board
  • When a player bounds one of the player's roots but not expended root the player must immediatly remove all bounded roots from the board